Pink Frilly Moses Basket

October 12, 2012

This week I'm knee deep in lace, because
I'm busy with three Moses baskets at a time...

This net canopy is so pretty and it even comes with
three layers of lace at the bottom.

Silk bows of course..

I already brought this pink Moses basket to
Cottage Chic in Mirdif City Center.
They also have my four poster baby bed.
This is the last one I have.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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Pretty Favours

October 04, 2012

Last week I was busy making some 
favours, they can be used for weddings
or baby showers.

These ones I made in Tiffany blue colour.
Did I forget to tell you?.. they are tissue holders...
They do look like dresses again.

I also made them with peach details.
There is a layer of lace with peach flowers 
peeking out from under there.

Those satin flowers are hand made,
somewhere in China there is a person...

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Marie Antoinette Dress Cushion

September 30, 2012

I'm having a lot of fun with my 
new Toile de Jouy material.
Here is a frilly bolster with an oval panel.

A few cushions together.

Then I made this big 70 x 70cm cushion, half of it
is covered with layers of lace and a tie in the middle.
When I pulled the tie it looked like a dress with a waist.
Then... pling!! a little light bulb went on....

Now this dress has a real waist...
It still is a cushion, the...

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Toile de Jouy

September 27, 2012

I love this new material!
I found it in the shop where I usually buy my silk from.
The only problem is that it had to be ordered from 
Italy and the minimum amount is ten yards...

That means.. you'll see a lot of it...

This week I worked on a lace bed-cover with 
layers of lace and silk at the border.

These cushions match the bed-cover perfectly.
mmm.. what else can I make out of it...
Tomorrow I'll start...

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Cream and Beige Cushions

September 16, 2012

Beige, cream, off white.... where have all the colours gone?
Today I finished this neutral coloured set.
I made a few cushions and a lace throw to cover the bed linen.

Here you can see the small bolster with the oval top
from the previous post.

Now I want to make something PINK!!

I hope you have a great week 
filled with lovely colours...

Today I am joining in with 

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Small Bolster Tutorial

September 15, 2012

Today I made two small bolsters,
they are easy to make and I took a few 
pictures to show you how I made them.

I used satin cotton material and took the 
circumference from a container I thought to be 
the right size.

To get the lines straight, I ironed it in the 
width and in the length.

For this bolster I used an oval shape to put
on top of the material.

First I stitched some lace in the width on the...

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Austrian Lace

September 08, 2012

Look what I found on one of my lace hunts...
Austrian Lace!
It has a cotton feel, so soft and a it comes in a 
perfect shade of beige.

The big diamond shaped one, I used it 
on the front of this beige baby pouch,
I love how it turned out.

The details are very pretty,
just perfect for this pouch.

Today I will be joining in with

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Old Rose Crib Bedding

September 01, 2012

I think Old Rose is the prettiest shade of pink...
it matches so well with beige and cream lace.
Today I finished a baby crib set,
a bumper, blanket and a small pillow.

The bedding is not for this bed,
it is meant for a rectangular bed,
I used it just for the pictures...

I used silk on the outside of the bumper
and for those pretty bows
and soft cotton for the inside.

Not to forget a baby pouch to 
match the...

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Two Baby Dresses

August 29, 2012

It has been a while since I made  
frilly dresses, today I finished making 
two silk dresses for that special day.

The new lace I bought recently matched 
the colours perfectly.

I love this bonnet pattern, I have an other one 
that's cute too, I'll make it soon and show you.

This is the cream silk dress,
it has a lace front panel and I covered the sleeves 
with lace, how sweet...

Different cream shades and...

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My pink camera...

August 26, 2012

I have two cameras...
A big complicated one and a small pink one that fits in my hand bag.
Now the little pink one has random pictures stored in it.
Today I thought to share a few with you.

This tower with sweets and macarons 
looks amazing!
Perfect for a wedding or baby shower favors.

This shop in Dubai Mall 
has many pretty displays.

Stuffed pigeon anyone??
He was all alone standing knee-deep in bird...

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Baby Pouches

August 25, 2012

Last week I was busy making these baby pouches.
Same model, only in different colours.
I have to admit, it is getting repetitive ...
New lace though, that adds a little spark.

Don't you just love the front panel..
Yep, new lace!

This pouch is made with Dupioni silk.

Here I used a different lace for the front panel.

I added some lace to a ready bought diaper bag,
to match the baby pouch.

These embroidered...

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Not too Shabby..

August 25, 2012

I found this cheerful printed material 
and made a few cushions.
Perfect for a teen's room.

To my delight while lace hunting I also found 
this ribbon embroidered net that is used 
as a front panel for a dress.

I have many more ideas for it...
I hope you are having a great weekend.

Today I will join in with 

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Lace, lace and more lace...

August 15, 2012

Today a different Moses basket stand,
I had this stand made a few years ago
but didn't have a basket big enough to fit the stand.

At last I found this nice one, it's bigger 
than my usual one and it fits like a glove..

I also found some soft cotton lace material
and covered the sides with it.

I really had fun making this basket.
I get tired sometimes copying my own designs for orders.
Making different...

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Moses Basket with blue detail

August 11, 2012

Back to work!  Babies wait for no one...
After my holiday I had to catch up with my orders.
This off white Moses basket is a favorite model,
I still enjoy making them, they look so fresh and crisp.

I used cotton with a little fleur de lis pattern 
for the base and bedding,
then added many layers of lace.

I always fix a heavy cotton band to the handles
and bottom to secure the basket,
then hide the band...

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Brocante Finds

August 10, 2012

I am always on the hunt to find lace...
and French Brocante markets are the perfect places 
to find handmade ones.
This one is a long pillow case with small buttons at the back
and lace at the sides to pull ribbon through.
I love the initials E.R.

Crisp linen and cotton stacks of napkins with  
hand embroidered initials
I just can not resist...

I found this cute baby bib and bonnet.

The icing on the cake...

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Crochet Flower

August 07, 2012

I found this amazing crochet book
full of patterns to make flowers and other designs.

I like to use the flowers on my cushions 
and baby blankets.
The only crochet pattern I can follow is the one below.
If anyone has a crochet pattern to make baby socks
can you please send me a copy.


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A few holiday pictures

August 07, 2012

I would like to share some holiday pictures
with you...

For the first week we rented an apartment
right on the d'Ardeche river. 
The view was amazing!

To my surprise, 
in the street below, there was a market...
Fresh fruit galore!


In one of the villages we visited an 
 art market and my grand daughters
tried their hands on pottery..
They have grown so much in the half year
that I haven't seen...

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Pink and Blue Baby Beds

August 07, 2012

The time before my travel was quite hectic,
I had a lots of orders pending and had no time 
to post and boast...
Now back from my holiday, all relaxed and ready to go...

Cream and pink Moses basket with stand.

Super cute in off white and pink...

Cream and Blue Moses basket with 
a removable skirt.

This time the new mother choose 
a sweet patterned cotton for the inside of the pouch.
I love it!

I hope you are...

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Henna Design

July 08, 2012

The other day I found some nice cotton material
with a floral and paisley design 
in a few shades of beige.
It reminded me of henna designs
the ladies here apply for festive occasions.

What is more festive than a new baby...
So I used the material to line this sweet baby pouch.

I hope you have a lovely week.

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My Sweet Grand-Daughters

July 03, 2012

My daughter who lives in France send me these cute 
pictures of my two grand-daughters, I haven't seen 
them for about six month now.
We'll be traveling soon to be with them.
I hope time flies before we travel and 
slows down when we're there...

Here is Anais fixing her party crown
and Eloise with her balloon.
Last time I saw her she could just walk...

When I feel sad that they live in an other country 

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Pretty Bows

June 28, 2012

 I've been bitten by the Bow Bug! 

Ribbon Bows,
Silk Bows...
I saw this one at Rachel Ashwell's site
and I just had to have one!
so I made my own.

Here I added bows to a set of pillows.

They will be used with vintage iron garden chairs.

I've booked our flights, 
rented a car from Avignon train station
and a nice house next to the Ardeche river.
Countdown started to the 21st of July!

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Busy Week

June 21, 2012

This week I managed to finish many projects
and I think they turned out great.
I love this boudoir seat, the pink and brown contrast
looks so nice.

The pink lace has a bit of brown and 
a hint of glitter thread in it.

a pillow to match.

 It will be hard to part with these two cushions.
I've seen some bloggers making lace book covers and 
hearts with lots of different laces which I like to make.
I tried...

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Covered Bin

June 19, 2012

Look what I found at IKEA...
A perfect little bin or it could be a plant pot.
It is made of metal and has a pierced lace design border.

I will use it for waste paper or any dry disposals
 or find a plastic liner to protect it from rusting.

I added a band of Velcro 
to keep the little skirt in place.

A few more things I made this week.
A dolls trolley...

A few cushions..

and a baby pouch that is matching...

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Linen Moses Basket

June 15, 2012

Today I finished this pretty cream linen Moses Basket.
The mother to be, wanted a gold coloured bow to decorate the basket.
I used Dupioni silk for the bow because it is a bit 
stiff, so it can be shaped nicely.

I'm not too sure about the top bow...
a few stitches removed and off it comes.

This time I added a cotton frill to the top of 
the blanket, I think it looks cute.

Here the basket stands waiting...

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Guest Towels

June 08, 2012

A friend of my is moving into a new home and I 
made her a few towels for the guest bathroom.

I started with a strip of material, about 60 cm long
and 10 cm. wide.
Then stitched a seam on the bottom and sides.

My machine gathers when I put both settings 
in the highest number.
I added a nice cotton lace to the material strip
and gathered them together.

Here I stitched them both on the edge of a small...

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Lace Bed Cover

June 07, 2012

Today I finished making this lace bed cover.
I had this idea for a while, to make a cover that could go over any 
blanket, the lace is thin enough to show through any colour.
Even the pillows has a loose cover.

The cover is not for this bed, 
I made it for a smaller bed.

A Moses Basket and a pouch to complete the set.

I added a few velvet oval shaped decorations,
I can't just leave it 'empty'...

I think it...

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Cottage Chic

June 05, 2012

A new Cottage Chic store opened today 
in Mirdif City Centre, Dubai.
I haven't seen a prettier shop than this one,
filled with romantic styled rooms.

Here I bring all my frilly, lacy baby items 
and cushions.
I will have to work a bit harder to keep 
a few baby beds in this pretty room.

In this store they created separate rooms,
each with different wall paper to make it look more stunning.

My cushions found...

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Silk Organza

May 30, 2012

See what I found... silk organza with velvet
 embroidered roses, it can't get any yummier than this...
Now I have to find out what to make out of it.

Oh! and here are some more cushions.
Sweet fairies for a little girls room.

Lots of birds, flowers and patterns.

Rachel Ashwell's sample material..

Can you see the pink lace peeking from under 

Why should girls have all the fun!

So I made a few blue...

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Lavender Cushions

May 23, 2012

This week I've been so busy finishing orders 
and making lots of cushions.

These cushions and bolsters are going to 
Cottage Chic, my friend's new shop that's opening 
soon in Mirdif City Centre.

This cute canopy is going to hang over 
a baby bed, suspended from a hook 
fixed to the ceiling.
It's two and a half meters long.

The lace on top looks like a little crown,
I love the roses.. it is hard to find...

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Moses Basket

May 12, 2012

Today I finished making this sweet Moses Basket.
It's going to an exhibition in Abu Dhabi. 
Unfortunately I will not be there, however
the shop where I bring my items to has a stall and will exhibit for three days.

I love the little blanket I made.
It's an idea I saw in Pottery-barn, minus the lace..
I still didn't make my king size one, I'm still dreaming about it!

How romantic is this curtain!

If you...

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Boudoir Chairs

May 10, 2012

These days I am enjoying myself and going 
all out with making frilly froufrou poufs, 
try saying that three times in a row...

I bought lots of this embroidered cotton
so you will be seeing many items made out of it.

Do you remember my previous post about the material
with birds and butterflies I found? Today I used it on these 

I've cut out the pictures and zig-zagged it on the linen 

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Two Sweet Frilly Cushions

April 29, 2012

These days I feel like the energizer bunny...
On top of my friend's shop opening soon, I need to fill up a stall 
at an event, all with baby goodies.
It is so very exciting and I hope to get everything done in time.

Today I finished these cute pink cushions, they will be used
with the previous bed cover I made. 

This set will be used in the room where the new mother
receives the well wishers of her new...

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Incense Containers

April 27, 2012

I've covered a few containers that the ladies 
here, keep sandal wood or other scented wood chips in.
This is used specifically on special occasions
like weddings or generally just to perfume the house.

I like the smell of sandalwood or agar wood burning, 
especially after frying fish.
It instantly takes away any unwanted odor.

No machine made lace can compare 
to hand made lace!
I love this lace collar,...

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Olive Green Moses Basket

April 25, 2012

What colour can we use for a baby boy's 
Moses basket?
How about olive green for a change, I had this 
soft green lace for a while and it looks so pretty 
with all the green flowers and off white.

The canopy doesn't belong to this stand,
I just used it for the pictures.

I also made a diaper and wet-wipes holder
and found these small velvet flowers.

I haven't made this before, I added some lace and trim
to a...

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Baby Pillows

April 20, 2012

These days I'm trying to finish all my orders 
so I can make lots of frilly cushions and other yummy things
for my friend's new store.

Today I made a few baby pillows with lots of lace,
perfect to show off your new bundle of joy.

I found this pure cotton material with 
Fleur de Lis patter, I love it!

How about this material, 
perfect for my next Moses basket in Marie Antoinette style...

I hope you have a...

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Sweet Bed Cover in Pink

April 10, 2012

I love this pink girly bed cover, 
old rose is still my favorite colour, so romantic.

This soft green cushion is a perfect match.

I hope you have a creative 
and wonderful week.

Today I will be joining in with,

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